08:47AM | 07/01/04
Member Since: 06/30/04
1 lifetime posts
I'm getting ready to refinish my maple floors. The floors are in a well lived area of our home. We have two large dogs and even with their nails trimed they have scratched the finish on our floors. I was considering using a wax finish on the floor. I'm not really concerned about the buffing involved. The other choice I had was a product from boni, I believe its called boni-traffic in a matte finish. I love my wood floors but there seems to be a choice either refinish ever three to five years or waxing when the wax wears off. Any comments or opinions are most welcomed. Thank you, Jewells


12:50PM | 07/23/04
Member Since: 07/22/04
8 lifetime posts
I have wood floors as well, and cats. Nothing keeps from scratching (I have pine floors) that I have found other than keeping the nails trimmed. (or animals out of the house!) Good luck!


07:42PM | 07/23/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
550 lifetime posts
I have had both types of floors...and dogs. The waxed floors seemed to be self-healing. Marks would show until the next clean/wax cycle. If you really don't mind doing the maintentance of a wax floor, it really can work out well. The downside is that dirt gets ground into the wax and solvent cleaning is no picnic.

Been there, done that, works fine. And you are probably right that its easier than refinishing. I used Bruce Light& natural cleaner /wax to maintain my floors, and it was a good bit easier than paste wax.


05:23PM | 07/25/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
consider looking into a product called Waterlox also. It is an oil finish that can be "healed" by rubbing in more oil

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